Mathews Byzantine Lectures
The Mathews Byzantine Lectures, begun in the 2021–22 academic year, bring a distinguished scholar of Byzantine studies to campus each year to deliver a talk, supported by the Rev. Constantine Mathews Endowment for Excellence in Byzantine Christianity in the Medieval Institute.
The inaugural lecture, given by Professor Emerita Margaret Mullett (OBE), a past Director of Byzantine Studies at Dumbarton Oaks, was held December 2, 2021.
The Medieval Institute at the University of Notre Dame is fast becoming one of the top institutions for Byzantine Studies in the world. Byzantine Studies explores the history and culture of Byzantium, or the Greek-speaking Roman Empire. Despite the immense cultural, economic, and military power of this empire, which lasted over a millennium after the fall of Rome, the Byzantine world has received comparatively little attention from American scholars, a state of affairs Notre Dame set out to change.
Learn more about our Byzantine Studies Program.